Thursday, December 14, 2006

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Dec 17): Swans, Geese, Calling Birds, etc.

NPR Sunday Puzzle (Dec 17): Swans, Geese, Calling Birds, etc.:
Q: Take the names of two birds, four letters each. Place these names side by side, then move the first letter of the string to the end and you'll get an eight-letter word that describes where birds fly. What are the birds and where do they fly? Hint: the first bird is a common one everyone knows. The second bird is seen mainly in crossword puzzles.
Obviously I started with the crossword puzzle bird. It's not ANIS, NENE or KIWI. I won't say anything more but I'm sure you'll get the two birds if you think about it...
Edit: The title should make you think of the 12 Days of Christmas. Counting down there are 7 Swans, 6 Geese, 4 Calling Birds, 3 French Hens and 2 Turtle *Doves* That was a clue...


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